PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) – An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base.

The Navy said Wednesday that Rear Adm. (lower half) Thomas H. Bond Jr. will be director for command and control systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

He will also be director of architectures and integration for the U.S. Northern Command.

NORAD is responsible for defending the skies over North America and monitoring sea traffic off the continent’s shores. Northern Command is responsible for homeland defense and assisting civil authorities during emergencies.

Both have their headquarters at Peterson.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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